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Volkswagen chairman fails in attempt to oust CEO, sparks unrest at board level - reports

Volkswagen scion and chairman, Ferdinand Piech, is reportedly trying to oust the company's CEO despite having failed once already, reports claim. The machinations taking place at board level at Volkswagen have filled the pages of both German newspapers and automotive trade publications over the last few weeks...

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Volkswagen considering working with Great Wall on budget car - report
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Volkswagen considering working with Great Wall on budget car - report

A report today indicates that Volkswagen is considering a tie-up with Chinese car maker Great Wall in order to produce a budget car. Manager Magazin believes that Volkswagen is looking for ways to produce a budget car primarily aimed at the Chinese market. One scenario involves Volkswagen co-operating with Great Wall on just such a project, with the German conglomerate possibly taking a financial stake in Great Wall...


Audi pick-up to rival Mercedes-Benz ute would be "difficult", says designer
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Audi pick-up to rival Mercedes-Benz ute would be "difficult", says designer

Audi won’t follow the lead of Mercedes-Benz by creating a premium pick-up, according to the brand’s design boss. Speaking with CarAdvice beside his latest creation, the Audi Prologue Allroad concept, on the stage at the Shanghai motor show, Audi head of design Marc Lichte said it would be “difficult” to apply his new design language to a one-tonne ute...


Volkswagen C Coupe Concept luxury limo revealed
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Volkswagen C Coupe Concept luxury limo revealed

The Volkswagen C Coupe GTE concept makes its debut this week at the Shanghai motor show, giving us a good look at what to expect from the company’s forthcoming Chinese-market luxury limousine. At more than five-metres long — close to a Mercedes-Benz S-Class — the concept is clearly previewing Volkswagen’s new-range topping passenger family...


Volkswagen Choice guaranteed future value financing program introduced
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Volkswagen Choice guaranteed future value financing program introduced

Volkswagen Australia has introduced the Volkswagen Choice guaranteed future value program, designed to give customers peace of mind about the value of their vehicle at the end of their financing period. Volkswagen Choice works identically the Skoda Choice program announced by the German car maker’s Czech sister brand last month, allowing VW customers to know the minimum value of their car at the end of their term and being free to either retain, return or trade it in...


Volkswagen Scirocco GTS detailed ahead of Shanghai show
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Volkswagen Scirocco GTS detailed ahead of Shanghai show

The Volkswagen Scirocco GTS will make its official debut at the 2015 Shanghai motor show, which kicks off next week. Like the original Scirocco GTS, which was introduced way back in 1982, the new iteration features a drivetrain shared with the contemporary Golf GTI. That means that under the striped bonnet lives a 162kW version of Volkswagen's 2...


2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review

You asked for it and they delivered: the Volkswagen Polo GTI manual is back! Five years after switching from offering its pocket rocket exclusively with a manual gearbox to selling it solely with a dual-clutch automatic (DSG), Volkswagen has released the facelifted Polo GTI with the choice of transmissions as it attempts to satisfy every potential buyer...


2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI pricing and specifications
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI pricing and specifications

The 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI has landed in Australia with its long-awaited manual transmission alternative from $27,490 plus on-road costs. The six-speed manual’s price makes it the cheapest current-generation Polo GTI ever offered in Australia, undercutting even the discontinued three-door variant, and makes it just $500 more than the previous-generation Polo GTI manual that was last sold here in 2010...


Volkswagen T6 Transporter unveiled
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Volkswagen T6 Transporter unveiled

The sixth-generation Volkswagen Transporter has been unveiled with, what can be best described as, an evolutionary design philosophy. Volkswagen describes the Transporter line as "a classic in design", therefore the company has decided that it should be "modernised cautiously". Motivation, at least in Europe, will primarily come via Volkswagen's EA288 Nutz turbo-diesel engine...


Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo debuts online
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Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo debuts online

The Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo is latest in a series of online sports cars designed to celebrate Gran Turismo's 15th anniversary on the PlayStation gaming platform. Under the hood lies a turbocharged iteration of Volkswagen's narrow-angle VR6 engine. For the GTI Supersport, this motor is said to develop 375kW of power and 665Nm of torque...


Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Exclusive:: New model adds extra equipment
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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Exclusive: New model adds extra equipment

The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has been upgraded with a new Exclusive model now the sole variant for buyers to choose. The upgraded model sees the addition of plenty of standard equipment, including new 18-inch alloy wheels, and an updated media system with a 6.5-inch screen that includes satellite navigation and acts as a display for the standard reverse-view camera...


2015 Volkswagen Golf Review : 90TSI Comfortline DSG
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2015 Volkswagen Golf Review : 90TSI Comfortline DSG

The Volkswagen Golf 90 TSI Comfortline hasn't changed, but its rivals have... is it still the benchmark?


Next-gen Volkswagen Transporter teased ahead of April 16 unveiling
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Next-gen Volkswagen Transporter teased ahead of April 16 unveiling

The next-generation Volkswagen Transporter van has been teased in a new sketch ahead of its official unveiling in April. Known by a multitude of names — including Multivan, Caravelle and Transporter — depending on the layout and specification, the next-generation van will carry the internal designation T6...


Peugeot 308 Touring v Volkswagen Golf Wagon : Comparison review
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Peugeot 308 Touring v Volkswagen Golf Wagon : Comparison review

Not everyone wants an SUV and even those who crave one may be better off with a traditional wagon – it is a line we’ve heard before, yet the sales charts scream that the people have spoken otherwise. Neither the Peugeot 308 Touring or Volkswagen Golf Wagon can provide the high driving position of a sports utility vehicle, and likewise they don’t sit high enough that you could slide a baby into a capsule without bending down into the car...


2015 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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2015 Volkswagen Jetta Review

Is it small? Is it medium? Perhaps the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta is just right?


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan seven-seater confirmed to be built in Mexico
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan seven-seater confirmed to be built in Mexico

A three-row, seven-seat version of the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan has been confirmed to be built at the German brand's Puebla assembly plant in Mexico. News of the new seven-seat Volkswagen Tiguan isn't groundbreaking - CarAdvice reported on it way back in May 2014 - but this confirmation that the new model will be built in Mexico comes following the announcement of US$1 billion ($1...


Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE unveiled with V6 plug-in hybrid drivetrain
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Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE unveiled with V6 plug-in hybrid drivetrain

The Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE has been revealed in full on the night before the 2015 Geneva motor show. According to Klaus Bischoff, head of design at Volkswagen, "the Sport Coupe Concept GTE is a car that we position above today's Volkswagen CC", that has been developed to "elicit an 'I want to have it' feeling"...


Volkswagen Passat wins 2015 European Car of the Year award
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Volkswagen Passat wins 2015 European Car of the Year award

The next-generation Volkswagen Passat has been presented with the 2015 European Car of the Year award prior to the start of the Geneva motor show. This year's European Car of the Year award was decided by a 58 member jury drawn from publications across the European Union...


Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE sketches out new VW design language
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Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE sketches out new VW design language

Sketches of the Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE, which will debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show, have been posted online. According to the Wolfsburg-based company, the Sport Coupe Concept GTE is the "champion of a new progressive Volkswagen design language". In the words of Walter de Silva, Volkswagen's design chief: "Evolution and revolution come together in the Sport Coupe Concept GTE...


2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R Review
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2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R Review

The slinky Volkswagen Scirocco was spared from local discontinuation last year, so we spent a week with the upgraded model...